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COVID-19 update: 287 new cases, 8 more deaths

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Posted at 6:55 PM, May 16, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Sunday, Governor Andy Beshear's office reported 287 more cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky.

There have been a total of 452,537 cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic was declared.

Beshear's office reported 8 additional COVID-related deaths.

The state's positivity rate is now 2.79%.

There are currently 381 COVID-positive patients at Kentucky hospitals. 112 of those patients are in the ICU and 53 are using a ventilator.

The number of unique Kentuckians vaccinated is 1,916,501.